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Church leader warns against xenophobic behaviour

Dialogue between faiths is not just for scholars and theologians - it is a public good in society.

2013.12.08.

Dunnes Stores strikers hope to attend Mandela funeral

Mandate chief says attendance would be "a fitting tribute from the Irish trade union movement."

2013.12.08.

Nun launches CD for Philip Cairns

"When I read that what keeps Alice Cairns going is the candle she lights for Philip, that really touched me."

2013.12.08.

Irish bishops pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

"A true visionary and a powerful advocate for the need to engage in the harsh realities created by conflict in a spirit of truth, justice and human rights."

2013.12.07.

Elderly Religious going through a ‘very difficult time’

Congregations urged to check whether elderly members are experiencing bullying.

2013.12.07.

Knock agency appalled at alleged internet dating scam

In 2014, seven of the couples Knock matched this year, will wed, and there may be more.

2013.12.07.

Tributes paid following the death of Nelson Mandela

"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father" - President Zuma.

2013.12.06.

NI consultation on abortion for fatal foetal abnormality

Health Minister urged to establish perinatal hospice services by Precious Life.

2013.12.06.

Photo of Pope sent to Kildare homes in Reach Out campaign

"Meet everyone, include them, welcome them," Bishop Denis Nulty urges local parishes.

2013.12.06.

Bishops concerned by NI groups who reject dialogue

"Our communities cannot afford a return to conflict."

2013.12.05.

Senator Norris calls for Irish embassy to Vatican to reopen

Pope Francis described as a man of "extraordinary prophetic vision and stature."

2013.12.05.

Misean Cara approves further €120,000 for Haiyan relief

Getting aid to those that so urgently need it is a slow process according to Caritas.

2013.12.05.

National missing persons day launched by Justice Minister

Priest appeals to anybody with information on the missing or the disappeared to come forward.

2013.12.04.

Concerts in Dublin and Derry recall Christmas 1914 truce

Launch of major 'Peace Field Project WWI'.

2013.12.04.

New regulator for charities to be appointed in 2014

Salary survey of the charity sector shows €59,000 a year the average pay for CEOs.

2013.12.04.

Islamists abduct 12 nuns from Syrian monastery

40 nuns the only Christians left in town following September invasion by Free Syrian Army (FSA).

2013.12.03.

The poor suffered most in recession according to SJI

“We need progressive budgets to protect those on very low and middle incomes."

2013.12.03.

Abortion law goes “against spirit of the Constitution”

Fr Kevin Doran says he resigned from Mater over abortion law.

2013.12.03.

Bishops launch new online Advent calendar

Faithful urged to make time to pray alone and with loved ones during Advent.

2013.12.02.

First Minister praises SVP and Salvation Army co-operation

The battle against poverty is one we can win if we do it as a united community: Peter Robinson.

2013.12.02.

Archbishop Martin deplores knife and gun culture

Church leader expresses “horror” at brutal killing in the Phoenix Park.

2013.12.02.

Parishes across Armagh to promote Vatican survey

Accusation of a minimalist response by the Irish bishops rejected.

2013.12.01.

Church of Ireland’s first female bishop ordained

Congregation of over 500 attends “historic event” for the Anglican Church in Ireland.

2013.12.01.

PLC angered by TD’s attempt to extend abortion law

Bill would allow for an abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

2013.12.01.

Charities try to calm public fears over CRC top ups

CEO of Jack and Jill foundation "appalled" by Central Remedial Clinic revelations.

2013.11.30.

Bishop pays tribute to Limerick’s Presentation Sisters

Presentation Secondary School celebrates 125 years.

2013.11.30.

Pope Francis to dedicate 2015 to consecrated life

Pontiff tells leaders of religious orders they should not tolerate corruption.

2013.11.30.

We Are Church nominate two women for Synod on Family

WACI challenges Synod to include lay participants such as Mary McAleese and Gina Menzies.

2013.11.29.

Catholic patrons included among nine new schools

Application by Diocese of Cloyne with the Cork Education and Training Board (ETB) as well as Edmund Rice Schools Trust successful.

2013.11.29.

Operation Santa to transform Christmas for thousands

“We not only want to ensure that no child is left disappointed, but that no family is left struggling because of the cost of Christmas.”

2013.11.29.
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